Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday said his company will ensure 4G connectivity in every Punjab village by December 28 this year.
This was stated in a release issued to the media by the Punjab government on Tuesday after Ambani's interaction with deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal in Mumbai.
The press release said Ambani told Sukhbir that Punjab would become the first state in the country to have broadband connectivity at village level. Ambani said his company had already invested Rs 3,500 crore in Punjab and would give employment to 30,000 people in the next few years.
Ambani, who also agreed to attend the Invest Punjab summit on October 28 at Mohali, said Reliance would provide low cost connectivity to students at 70% discounted rates."We want to connect schools and give students access to global libraries," he added.
Expressing satisfaction over the work done by Reliance on the 4G front, Sukhbir said the government was in the process of coming out with a policy to allow all interested companies to provide broadband connectivity to schools and colleges. He also disclosed the Punjab government had allowed all broadband providers to set up towers on government buildings.